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deal yourself a new hand

    One night I found myself in tears wishing I were somewhere other than where I was. The next morning I dragged my spirit out of a ditch and told myself to get on with it. I wrote the poem below as part of that process. Don’t like the cards you’ve been dealt? Deal yourself a […]

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the shape of things to come

      A poem about life’s potential and living it.

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for the sake of childish games

    I spent a month un-publishing hundreds of blog posts, videos, images, and poems born from my core. Why? Because a few people who wield a little power fear slivers of the truth I write.

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look up and find poetry

  A long-time friend is going through a rough patch. She had some unique and extremely challenging obstacles to overcome this week. “I’ll send you positive vibes,” I said when we talked on Monday. “Just look up,” she said. “And tell me what you see.” So I did. This poem is dedicated to her.

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20 pics of my glass and crystal Christmas tree

  My love of Christmas and Christmas tree decorations is decades old. For about 10 years from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, I sewed my own soft decorations and mailed them in Christmas cards to friends and family. There were stars and snowmen, candy canes and canaries. At some point I stopped making decorations for everybody else […]

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40 stunning photographs of fall colours in eastern Canada

  Every season has its own beauty. But autumn in eastern Canada is often SO breathtaking it’s easy to forget that spring, summer and winter even exist! Mother Nature outdid herself in 2014 with a cornucopia of brilliant colour. It’s virtually impossible to capture how remarkable the countryside is, even with the best camera and […]

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Come Winter

Spring, summer, and fall come and go: birth, life and surrender like preludes to your eternity, colourful crazy quilts to your thick white blankets, seasonal experiments before you settle in. Firewood stacked three cords deep awaits your arrival. Like the seasons before you, it will go up in smoke leaving feather-like ash to mark its […]

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6 Powerful Ways to Make Your Life More Beautiful

A little gift from me to you. Enjoy! 1) Make YOU your first love I know, I know, this can be a tough one, especially since we are all imperfect, and we are often taught that we should strive to be flawless. The fact is, perfection, like fitting in, is vastly overrated. Remember the story of the […]

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Morning glory

I adore walking early on spring mornings. The air is fresh and crisp. The world is full of promise. Anything and everything seems possible. It’s gorgeous and glorious. I treasure getting up at dawn in spring and summer for a bit of alone time, and taking pictures of the beauty I find around me.

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